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Book Review: The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, by Stephen Pinker

I’ve been working on this review for several days now. It keeps getting longer, then shorter, then longer again. I will just go ahead and publish it and hope it is of some use to my gentle readers. 6,627 more words

The Better Angels of our Nature

Or Hope Lives Despite Ourselves….

Jesus warned us that a house divided against itself cannot stand (Mark 3:25). Abraham Lincoln echoed that thought in a famous speech during the American Civil War. 630 more words

America, Greatness and Appealing to the Better Angels

I’ve been reading “The Sketch Book” by Washington Irving, the author who gave life to the Headless Horseman and Rip Van Winkle. “The Sketch Book” contains both of these classics of early-American literature. 1,149 more words

Sounds Familiar

“Monday, April 10th – Lee and his army have surrendered. Gloria in excelsis Deo. They can bother and perplex none but historians henceforth – forever. 26 more words

Sounds Familiar

Can A Moralistic Attitude Lead to Violence?

Sounds like a dumb question. Everyone knows that violent people are immoral. They lack empathy, are selfish, and some are even psychopaths.

But what if the research doesn’t support these assumptions? 533 more words